Breast lift is not synonymous with breast augmentation. Many women decide to undergo breast lift without making their breasts look larger. Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau explains how to know whether you’ll need implants with your breast lift.
Breast Lift Without Breast Implants
If undergoing breast lift simply to reduce sagging, there’s no need to introduce implants. Lots of patients are perfectly happy with the size of their breasts. It’s what happened to their shape that’s the issue.
Aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding and substantial weight loss can cause droopiness, as well as some asymmetry. Nipples also sag lower on the breasts and point downward over time. Breast lift raises the nipples to a better position.
The result is a natural, perkier breast appearance and feel. Fullness does not increase, but your breasts look much like they did in your youth or before having children.
Of course, if you do want to achieve larger and fuller breasts, implants are a necessity.
Breast Lift and Cleavage
Size isn’t the only consideration when it comes to breast lift and implants. If you want more cleavage, breast lift alone will not accomplish that goal. You will need breast implants for more pronounced cleavage.
The Breast Lift Procedure
During breast lift (formally known as mastopexy) the surgeon tightens and lifts the existing tissue and excises excess skin and tissue to reshape the breasts. Keep in mind that some scarring is involved, either around the nipple or on the breast itself. The type of incision depends on how much the breasts droop and the degree of correction needed.
Breast Lift Without Implants Cost
Women who decide to undergo breast lift without implants will save money on the procedure. That makes sense, as they do not have to pay for implants and because there is one less step in the surgery.
Wondering how to decide whether breast lift alone or breast lift with implants is right for you? Perhaps there is sagging, but plenty of volume. In this situation, breast lift alone should suffice for correction. If there isn’t adequate volume, breast implants provide the look you desire.
Contact Dr. Krau
If you are considering breast lift and would like more information about the procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Krau. You can discuss whether breast lift alone or a breast lift with implants is the best choice for your aesthetic goals. Contact our Miami office by calling (305) 861-6881 or emailing us today.